Friendly name: Tonkin Cane

Pseudosasa amabilis
"Tonkin Cane"
"Tea Stick Bamboo"

Maximum Height: 50'
Maximum Diameter: 2 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Pseudosasa amabilis

The culms are straight, thick walled, non-prominent nodes, valued for its wood. Used for split bamboo fishing poles, decorative wood trim. Native to a very small area of China.

Pseudosasa amabilis

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
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Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Pseudosasa SOO-doh-SAS-uh   False sasa 
amabilis AM-ah-bill-iss    

Pseudosasa amabilis
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Good
House 2 hours min. sun Wood quality Too small
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Too short Ornamental Excellent
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